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    Re: My Corn Is Struggling with Starvation

    Didn't mean to be redundant, bcr and I must have been typing our responses about the same time


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    Re: My Corn Is Struggling with Starvation

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    Didn't mean to be redundant, bcr and I must have been typing our responses about the same time


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    I agree with bcr and jmcrook about tstat placement. Also not trying to be redundant, but quality advice from multiple reputable sources can't hurt.
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    Re: My Corn Is Struggling with Starvation

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    Also, thermostat probe shouldn't be anywhere that the snake can move it, pee on it, poop on it, etc. If it's regulating the UTH then it needs to be on the outside between the UTH and the bottom of the enclosure


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    That makes sense... but wouldnít that cause it to bend? Iím not sure if itís made to be bent... itís a pad but still seems like it should be on a flat surface? (Confirm otherwise?)

    Regardless the ambient temp is as close as I can make it. We are in a mobile home and thatís with the heat on... I tried putting in a space heater we brought from the apartment, which was keeping the room 75-80 (and the problem BEGAN even in good temps, just so you guys know) but the space heater blew out a circuit.

    Anyways, doesnít matter either way. Both snakes are eating fine now. The corn is starting to gain weight. No more throwing up.

    Still weak. So itís not like heís perfect. But heís getting there.


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    Re: My Corn Is Struggling with Starvation

    The probe btw is this large bulky cylinder. Part of me realized that there may be flat probes that are more common or more advisable.

    Mine is about the size and girth of my pinkie.


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    Re: My Corn Is Struggling with Starvation

    Since he is looking better, I might post pictures. But he still looks pretty bad and might cause a lot of anxiousness. Plus unnecessary bothering when there doesnít need to be any.


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    Re: My Corn Is Struggling with Starvation

    Quote Originally Posted by KingWheatley View Post
    That makes sense... but wouldnít that cause it to bend? Iím not sure if itís made to be bent... itís a pad but still seems like it should be on a flat surface? (Confirm otherwise?)

    Regardless the ambient temp is as close as I can make it. We are in a mobile home and thatís with the heat on... I tried putting in a space heater we brought from the apartment, which was keeping the room 75-80 (and the problem BEGAN even in good temps, just so you guys know) but the space heater blew out a circuit.

    Anyways, doesnít matter either way. Both snakes are eating fine now. The corn is starting to gain weight. No more throwing up.

    Still weak. So itís not like heís perfect. But heís getting there.


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    It will cause a bit of a bend in the UTH but that's better than a burn on a snake from an improperly regulated heat source.
    An oil filled radiator will do a better job than a space heater and more safely too.
    65* is still too cold of an ambient temp for either of those animals


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    Re: My Corn Is Struggling with Starvation

    Update:

    I buried him today.

    I had just gotten more pinkies and fed him just last night. He was still lethargic.

    I made sure he ate the whole pinkie.

    This morning I found him dead after apparently puking one more time. There was a bit of yellow stuff as well. There was some swelling in his tummy and it was bruised. The pinkie was very tiny, so I am a little confused...

    I took care of him. Took him out to the park and buried him deep so if he had anything it couldnít hurt anyone else. But I wanted him to be cleansed and have a chance to return to the earth.

    And I canít help but beat myself up over it. At least heís in a better place now and isnít suffering.


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    Re: My Corn Is Struggling with Starvation

    He had been eating fine for a while...


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    I'm sorry for your loss.
    Did you ever get the fecal in for crypto testing?
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    Re: My Corn Is Struggling with Starvation

    Quote Originally Posted by AbsoluteApril View Post
    I'm sorry for your loss.
    Did you ever get the fecal in for crypto testing?
    I did. And he came back positive. Iím also having Cookie tested. So far negative but the vet told me we have to test at least three more times to make sure... it canít spread via air right?


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